Tuesday, April 17, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Car launch in India March 2012: Three cars launched in every 10 days
The concluded month of March’12 that stated the end of financial year 2011-12 observed as many as 10 car launches in the country with one thing alike in all of them. What’s that? Start finding no, no… no need to Google it out, it’s very simple and straightforward.
Let’s explore the same and check it out, what were they exactly. All the vehicles were either some exciting facelifts or upgrades of their earlier prominent models or an addition of all-new variant in the existing array.
New Hyundai i20
The premium hatchback of the country got ‘more’ premium with adding up of some finest and irresistible ‘first in segment’ elements and the new entrant called Hyundai iGen i20. And these comprise of Rain Sensing Wipers to stay hassle free during bad weather, Rear view camera with display in cabin-mirror for optimum safety along with Power ORVMs with heated function and Electro chromic mirror with anti-glare for Night vision. Whereas Darkness sensing automatic headlamps that switch-on as visibility drops.
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New Chevrolet Tavera Neo3 BSIV
This year till now there has been not a single month that has passed by without the news of Chevrolet Tavera. In January, the 2012/uplifted version was unveiled at Auto Expo, February saw official launch of BSIII version, and lately Chevrolet Tavera Neo3 hits the showroom of major cities with its BSIV compliant engine variant. The MUV was a completely modified to challenge the likes of Innova and Xylo with its revitalizing new features inside-out.
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Volkswagen Vento Comfortline
Best selling sedan Volkswagen Vento’s array was stretched with the arrival of new diesel variant in the form of Comfortline. The new mid variant trim is said to be introduced on the basis of customer’s continuous requisite to the company. There are numerous up to date elements inside the Volkswagen sedan that are capable to threat its competitors in the segment.
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Ford Fiesta Ambiente
Better late than never, the launch of this low priced Fiesta variant shows that the company was closely observing the performance of the sensational sedan in the market. As soon as the sales slewed it came up with this under INR 7.50 Lakh (ex showroom, Delhi) Fiesta Ambiente variant. The American sedan is now aptly eligible to pose a fitting reply to Hyundai Verna and Honda City.
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Maruti Swift Dzire ‘Tour’
First generation Maruti Dzire sedan was re-launched in the ‘Taxi’ or commercial segment as ‘Dzire Tour’ after its discontinuation from the passenger division. The two base variants of petrol and diesel models; which are LXI and ZDI respectively, will be seen catering to the cabbies or the fleet operators of the country.
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New Hyundai Sonata
The much talked about fluidic version of Hyundai Sonata was set free to rule the sedan segment of the country. The Delhi Expo displayed sedan had spectacular design engineering along with unimaginable interiors that includes leather upholstery seats with ventilations, heated front seats and 10-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support together with high-intensity Xenon headlamps and many advanced safety aspects.
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New Audi TT
New Audi TT is one of the best sports cars available in the luxury segment in India that is now offered with comfort of a saloon and drivability of a sports-car. The gorgeous beast is now powered by a new 2.0L diesel TDI power train that smokes out 170PS of max power teamed up with 300Nm of sheer torque. The 2012 Audi TT cars will be imported as Completely Built Unit (CBU) in India.
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Mitsubishi Pajero ‘Sport’
The New Pajero ‘Sport’ or 2012 Pajero has received an all new look, which more sleek and premium, for its off-roading enthusiasts across the country. It carries a long wheel base of 2800mm along with 2.5L turbocharged intercooled motor resting under hood. It is more luxurious than the existing SFX and boasts more advanced features be it safety or modern gadgets along with decent mileage.
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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
The most civilized and polished SUV from Japanese auto giant, Mitsubishi was unleashed with an all new macho appearance that spills-out dominance around. The plush interiors are mesmerizing to eyes and filled with up to date modern equipments like Rockford Fosgate 710-Watt Music System with 6-CD changer and Spilt tail gate convenience moreover, there is row seating with tumble function.
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